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Monster Mash Run 15k - Run15k

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Houston, Texas
United States
Onurleft Event Management, LLC
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 39m 31s
Overall Rank = 84/108
Age Group = M40-49
Age Group Rank = 13/14
Pre-race routine:

Got bib, wandered around a bit. This was an afternoon race so no early morning issues. I was also treating it as a training run as I was scheduled to do 9 miles as part of my Half Mary plan.
Event warmup:

Nothing much. I wasn't trying to win and was planning on running the first 3 using my wife as a pacer, this would be good warmup.
  • 1h 39m 31s
  • 9.32 miles
  • 10m 41s  min/mile

I ran the first loop in step with my wife. She runs closer to a 12 minute mile, and has been rebuilding after some knee issues. She did the 10k and I wanted to make sure I didn't burn up on the first 5k and not be able to do the rest.

The course was fairly crowded and had a few nice costumes, but we just ran pretty close those first 3 miles. After the first loop I told her that I was going to run my pace (as we had discussed) and I took off. I tried to keep a fairly slow pace and walked the water stations but I managed to stay pretty close ot 10 minute mile working my way down, other than mile 8 that I think was due to a long water stop.

I felt fairly strong through the race other than a few knee and hip pains but these never became major issues.

I took 3 stinger chews at one point in the race, and a gel at another.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I think I executed this fairly well as a good training run with a largely negative split. Just continuing to run more will help.
Post race
Warm down:

Water, Pizza, kolache, wandering, drive home, go to the alamo and watch the weekly installment of Walking dead.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Another good race by Onurmark.

Last updated: 2011-11-03 12:00 AM
01:39:31 | 9.32 miles | 10m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/14
Overall: 84/108
1 11:54.5 1.00 11:54.6 2 12:11.0 1.00 12:11.1 3 11:59.5 1.00 11:59.7 4 10:35.3 1.00 10:35.3 5 10:12.7 1.00 10:12.8 6 9:39.3 1.00 9:39.5 7 9:56.4 1.00 9:56.4 8 10:49.5 1.00 10:49.7 9 9:50.1 1.00 9:50.1
Course: Course is a 5k loop starting out in the parking lot of the Houston horse racing track and then going through a local road. There was a 5, 10, and 15k all starting together. The third loop was quite lonely after most of the 5 and 10k racers had left the field and the faster 15k racers were done by the time I finished 10k. The course seemed a little short because by the 3rd loop my watch was showing the distance of about a 10th shorter than the race sinage, but maybe I just cut all the corners on the narrow side.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-11-03 6:02 PM

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